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A Chat With Jim Pickett as the First HIV Research for Prevention (HIV R4P) Conference Looms

October 28, 2014

TheBodyPro.com ’s Julie Davids interviewed the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men’s Health Jim Pickett on the first HIV Research for Prevention (HIV R4P) conference , which he is currently attending in Cape Town, South Africa. Read the full interview here . Jim Pickett is a one-man example of the blurring lines in HIV prevention...
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Keeping stars like Glenn bright through HIV fundraising

October 10, 2014

Haunted House gives more than scares to the community in partnership with AFC You have likely heard of trick-or-treating for charitable causes (see: UNICEF), but at Fear City Haunted House in Morton Grove, Ill, the team is turning thrills, chills and screams of terror into charitable dollars. Behind the special effects and creepy characters that give you goosebumps, the haunted house...
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New ad campaign urges Mexican men to seek HIV testing and care services

October 9, 2014

“Salud y Orgullo Mexicano” Debuts Citywide on Bus Shelters and Spanish-Language Radio in Advance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day In advance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (Oct. 15), the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has launched “Salud y Orgullo Mexicano,” a citywide project designed to encourage Mexican men to connect to HIV testing and care services...
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We Are Here blog tour: "When Resilience Isn't Enuf: Black Lives Matter"

October 8, 2014

“We Are Here: Black Gay Men in the South, ” is a blog tour curated by the Counter Narrative Project and the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance to amplify the voices of black gay men in the South. Each day for the next week, a new piece will be posted. For more information, feel free to contact: thecounternarrative@gmail.com   When R esilience...
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AFC thanks Rep. Mike Quigley for introducing bill to modernize federal AIDS housing program

October 6, 2014

H.R. 5640 would reauthorize the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS program and update the program’s funding formula The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) thanks Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., for introducing H.R. 5640, the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) Modernization Act . The bipartisan bill would reauthorize the HOPWA program and update the program’s...
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Unique program brings public awareness, STI testing to young women, transwomen of color

October 1, 2014

Project Elevate creates an integrated system of care and utilizes social marketing, community and population input and environmental strategies CHICAGO — The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is proud to announce a new community partnership funded as a part of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) community program Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually...
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Two public events celebrate HIV awareness day through monologues, workshops and more

September 30, 2014

AFC Public Allies Intern Lawrence Turner covered two events to commemorate National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day that were sponsored by AFC — the Black Gay Guys Rock Monologues, a night of storytelling on Sept. 24 about experiences among black gay men, and Sex in the City II, a daylong conference on Sept. 25 that unpacked a spectrum of joys and concerns faced by the black gay male...
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AIDS Foundation of Chicago names John Peller president/CEO

September 25, 2014

The Board of Directors of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) unanimously voted to name John Peller as AFC’s new president/CEO. An innovative national and local leader in the HIV/AIDS field, Peller most recently held the position of Interim president/CEO at AFC. Previously, Peller led AFC's advocacy and policy work at the city, state and national levels as vice president of policy. Peller is...
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Letter from AFC Board Chair

September 25, 2014

Dear Friends: It is with pleasure that I announce that, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), we have appointed John Peller as AFC’s new president/CEO. After a rigorous national search, the board unanimously decided John was the best person to lead the organization. Given his proven leadership and accomplishments in the sector coupled...
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More than 3,000 runners, walkers, volunteers raise over $380,000 for 32 HIV/AIDS organizations

September 18, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn thanked runners and walkers and reiterated his commitment to HIV/AIDS services in Illinois this morning at the start of the thirteenth annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The event welcomed more than 3,000 runners, walkers and volunteers to raise more than $380,000 for 32 organizations that support people living with HIV/AIDS. The event took participants in the event's...
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